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Commuting to work with an Electrified S

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 -

For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!

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Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour

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